'The Wizard of Oz' turned out to be a very appropriate theme for the Buxworth Community Gala. There were times I wondered if Dorothy herself had returned, and the storm-like conditions were taking us to a magical '... there's no place like home' destination. Barry's newly constructed canopy (see above taken Friday evening) came a cropper … Continue reading A blustery boggy Bugsworth Basin – but a brilliant first trading weekend
It feels like longer than five months since our last festival at Stourbridge in October. Fortunately we're not totally reliant on such events for income. Winter has been slow for The Home Brew Boat sales, but significantly better than previous years. Last week something happened; as if people suddenly woke up and realised spring is … Continue reading Meandering up the Macclesfield Canal for our first festival of 2016
Continuing with my normal pattern of around 40% of the time off the boat and 60% on, I returned last Thursday from a jaunt around the country connecting with friends and family. Firstly I spent 24 hours with my eldest daughter and grandsons, as we'd moored overnight at Grindley Brook, a ten minute drive from … Continue reading Grindley Brook to Rode Heath via Brighton!
You're in for one of those rare treats in this post. Not many accompanying words, more a superb selection of some of Barry's images from our recent journeys in North Wales. The photo above is one of our favourites - who would live in a place like that? Enjoy ... We're so grateful to have … Continue reading A pictorial journey around Llangollen
One of the many joys of living on a narrowboat is being endearingly close to nature. We love wildlife spotting, and look forward to watching the young ducklings, goslings and cygnets each spring. We've often wondered why we don't ever see baby herons, and were recently informed they breed in 'heronries'. On Tuesday we were … Continue reading Our first ever sighting of baby herons